Blacklion Centre available as collection point for donations for refugees- Feeley

Fianna Fail Councillor, John Paul Feeley has thanked member of the local community who have made arrangements to collect clothes and other items to be sent to the refugees now entering Europe as a result of the crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries. ‘A number of locals, most notably, Anita Maguire have organised collection times at a unit at Blacklion Enterprise Centre today, (Friday 11th Sept.) from 6pm to 8pm, tomorrow Saturday from 12 noon to 3pm and next week Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Items should only be brought to the collection point during those times.’ When asked by the organisers, Councillor Feeley made the necessary arrangements with Vincent Reynolds and his staff in Cavan County Enterprise Fund to have one of the units made available on a temporary basis for a period of three weeks, for the collection and storage of items donated. ‘I want to thank Vincent Reynolds and the Enterprise Fund for their prompt assistance in making this happen. Everyone has to be touched by the scenes of thousand of people fleeing a war-torn country like Syria and arriving by whatever means to Europe. It is for the ‘powers-that-be’ to deal with the big issues but this initiative allows ordinary people to help and show some solidarity with the victims of the horrific violence in the Middle-East.’ Concluding, Councillor Feeley urged people to keep an eye on Facebook regarding collection times and to cooperate with the organisers of the collection. As items are gathered, in conjunction with other groups the items will be transported to the refugee camps. ENDS